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Lippolis
VIAGGIO AL TERMINE DELLA CITTA'
La metropoli e le arti nell'autunno postmoderno (1972-2001)



2009
136 pp.
EAN 9788889490716
 

Journey to the end of the city

THE METROPOLIS AND THE ARTS IN THE WAKE OF POSTMODERNITY

By  Leonardo Lippolis


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portuguese edition not available


In July 1972 the Pruitt-Igoe, a Le Corbusier-style residential complex built by Yamasaki between 1952 and 1955 at the outskirts of Saint-Louis, was demolished at the request of its inhabitants. Some thirty years from that emblematic event, on September 11, 2001, the collapse of another of Yamasaki's creation, the Twin Towers, was yet another moment of historical rupture. Was it chance, fate or maybe just an all-too fitting sign of the times? Journey to the end of the city investigates the crisis of the metropolis and the imaginary of an age whose inexorable decline can be gleaned through the transformation of its cities. Thus, Pruitt-Igoe and the Twin Towers symbolically trace the locus of the postmodern moment whose ever-changing fabric of the metropolis has shown the ailing symptoms of the tragic decline of the West. While intellectuals, philosophers, urban sociologists, novelists and film directors have described such catastrophic dystopia in the making, artists have striven to find a melancholic haven in urban heterotopias. It would seem as if such dialectical movement fatefully contains the destiny of our present age

 

Leonardo Lippolis (Genoa 1974), teacher by trade, has been studying the articulations between art, architecture, politics and the city in a neo-situationist perspective. He is the author of Urbanismo unitario (Testo & Immagine, 2002) e La nuova Babilonia. Il progetto architettonico di una civiltą situazionista (Costa e Nolan, 2007).
rassegna stampa
Sun 09 Dec 2012 - Corriere della Sera
Viaggio al termine della cittą
Thu 30 Jun 2011 - Prometeo
Cittą nonluoghi microstorie
Thu 22 Apr 2010 - Il Mattino
L'Altrolibro, cantiere per l'editoria sotterranea
Wed 07 Apr 2010 - L'Indice
Schede - Architettura
Mon 08 Feb 2010 - Il Corriere Mercantile
Libro sulla cittą che si perde
Mon 08 Feb 2010 - Il Secolo XIX
La crisi della metropoli
Sat 02 Jan 2010 - Il magazine dell architettura
89 titoli
Thu 10 Dec 2009 - Europeo
Riflessioni in forma urbana
Tue 17 Nov 2009 - L'Adige
Viaggio nel declino della metropoli
eventi
7 febbraio 2010 - Presentazione Viaggio al termine della cittą - Chiavari
15 marzo 2010 - presentazione Viaggio al termine della cittą - Bologna
24 aprile 2010 - Presentazione Viaggio al termine della cittą - Altrolibro di Napoli
14 maggio 2010 - Viaggio al termine della cittą - Genova
15 maggio - presentazione Viaggio al termine della cittą - Milano
21 marzo 2011 - Viaggio al termine della cittą - Libreria Puerto de Libros